Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Donna's Birthday

Donna Phelan's birthday is December 25th. I wanted to make her a card in her favorite color (sunshine yellow) and as far away from a Christmas theme as I could. I made one of these oval accordian cards a month or so ago so I thought I could make another one without watching the VIDEO. NOT!!!! Karen gave some tips for assembly in the video that I forgot and so there were some issues. Note to self ....ALWAYS WATCH THE VIDEO... I had five panels made and shabbily put together. I just could not send it so I started all over again. I got four panels done in time to mail. 

I started with Elizabeth Crafts  Accordion Oval die. I cut four panels in white and four in yellow dp.


                                               Elizabeth Craft Designs - Accordion Oval Card

I did remember to take pictures of the individual panels before I put it together. The flower was made using IO hydrangea flowers in the shape of a lilac. The Paper is PTI.

                                                          Memory Box Rhone Butterfly Wings  

Die-Mensions - Birthday Cake

 Frantic Stamper Ovals
Frantic Stamper Ivy

*NEW - Elizabeth Craft Designs - Katie Flourish Frame Edges

Die-Mensions - Birthday Balloon


Head on over to Donna's Blog and wish her a Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday and spend some time looking at her gorgeous designs.

I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

Double D Silver and Gold

Can you believe this is the last Double D Challenge for this year? Where did the time go?  Next month we start a new year with new challenge boards. I have seen them and The Ds have once again provided fabulous inspiration. For this challenge  Darlene's Mood board captures the warmth of gold and silver beautifully. 

This is my take on the challenge. I cut a Diversions Whispers Angelic in black and backed it with some double sided adhesive paper and then applied some Nuvo gilding flakes to make a background. Then I used some embossing powder to make gold and silver paper and cut two more panels. I fussy cut around the angels and star and  popped them up with a slight offset.  

Don't forget to visit the Double D Blog to see all the inspiration from the team. Then join us in the challenge.